Chief of Party, USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health Activity, Zambia

Apply by 16 May 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 16 April 2018

Job Description

Proposal Objective:

The upcoming five-year USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health contract is a monitoring and evaluation activity in Zambia focused on the health sector. The key objectives include the following:

  • Strengthen the national Health Management Information System (HMIS) owned and managed by the Government of Zambia’s (GRZ) Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • Improve monitoring, evaluation, and research capacities within key government and non-governmental partners.
  • Expand the evidence base for existing approaches to health programming in malaria, nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Chief of Party (COP) to propose on our team and manage the eventual USAID/Zambia Evidence for Health contract. The COP is the primary liaison with USAID/Zambia and GRZ on technical matters and the principal point of contact in Zambia for procedural and substantive matters. This position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The COP will serve as a core team member on a full-time basis throughout the five-year period of performance.


  • Respond to the COR and USAID/Zambia’s Contracting Officer.
  • Ensure the quality and overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under Contract.
  • Oversee creation and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities, and the development and implementation of work plans.
  • Engage in high-level coordination and collaboration activities with USAID and GRZ ministries to achieve the objective of the contract.


  • A minimum of a master’s degree in a related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience working on national health data systems, data management and use, or social science research.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, managing, and implementing large international development projects with similar depth and complexity to this RFP.
  • Demonstrated significant experience with USG- or USAID-funded activities or other internationally funded activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as the primary liaison with USAID, GRZ, Cooperating Partners, and other key stakeholders.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

About the Organization

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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